In the post Laughter for Alzheimer’s Prevention, laughter is discussed as prevention for memory loss symptoms or dementia in Alzheimer patients:
There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, a disease which 36 million people live with daily. As researchers continue to search for a solution, more emphasis is being placed on prevention of the disease rather than treatment. One way to prevent Alzheimer’s is to improve the health of the brain by looking for new challenges which stimulate growth.
Laughter for Alzheimer’s Prevention
Playing, laughing and being active while accepting new challenges is a great way to keep the brain engaged and grow new brain cells, to prevent Alzheimer’s.
Researchers have also found that laughter has a wide range of health benefits which aid in Alzheimer’s prevention. Benefits of laughter include:
- Heart disease prevention
- Lower stress hormones
- Ease of anxiety and fear
- Increase in social interaction
- Lower blood sugar levels
- Strengthened immune system”
Joke Of The Day For Dementia Patient Caregivers
“My Mom has Alzheimers. When I moved her into the “Reminiscence” wing of her assisted living place, I started to notice that things that are not hers were in her room. I nervously mentioned this to the lead caregiver, worried that others would think that she was stealing. She told me not to worry, saying the good thing about working back there is that even if that happens, no one remembers what is theirs, so no one notices anything is gone…and if they do, they don’t remember it 5 minutes later! No long-term grudges around there!”
Joke quoted from www.caring.com Photo courtesy of articles.mercola.com